I bought this for fruit and veggie smoothies. It has sharp blades, and can chop through harder veggies and fruits such as full-size carrots and apples if they are cut in thirds. I just quickly chop the fruits and veggies into just a few pieces and this does the rest of the work for me, which is nice that i don’t have to finely chop or mince the fruits and veggies. Tried making hemp milk in it too, and it works fine. The only thing i didn’t like was that it is top-rack dishwasher safe only, and the top rack of the dishwasher is too short to fit the clear container. The instructions gave a quick way to clean the blender by putting a little bit of dish soap and warm water and then turning on the blender in order to clean it. This is a good and easy way to clean it. For the price of this blender, i am happy with it.
It is fine for smoothies, but not for general blending.
Now everyday i will use this machine to prepare my breakfast.
I decided for health to start juicing and drinking smoothies, but as a stay at home mom, i couldn’t afford a vitamix and actually was visiting my local dave and buster’s and saw this in their store. I looked up reviews about it, looking specifically for info on smoothies and including greens in those smoothies. I saw favorable reviews around the web. I went back to dave and buster’s (i have a lot of tickets saved up) and purchased it. I’ve only used it twice, but my smoothies have been smooth, with no chunks of ice or leafy greens in them. Cleaning isn’t too bad, i would prefer the bottom came off, but i found if you give it a good rinse immediately and then clean or at least leave the bottom filled with water until you can clean it, it cleans easily.
- Perfect for making smoothies – easy to use and easy to clean!
- Good for daily blends.
- We had one like this a few years ago and my wife insisted
Hamilton Beach Wave Station Express Dispensing Blender with 48 oz Jar, Black (58615)
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- Wave-Action System 9 Blending Functions
- 48-Ounce Dishwasher Safe Dura Blend Jar
- Stainless Steel Blades Dispensing Spout
- Convenient Spout Cap
- 350 Watts of power
Someone complained that you can’t clean the blades effectively. I was initially concerned about that, too. But if you shoot water through the dispensing hole, it will flush out the underside of the blade just fine. Cleaning right away, immediately after use is the best way to keep the blade as clean as possible. For the price, you can’t beat this blender. I’m extremely impressed with how it breaks apart the ice. No ice chips or clumps at all. More impressed with the wave station, opposed to my expensive $150 ninja blender that left ice chips and then broke twice. Very happy with hamilton beach.
Pro: good price and smallcon: not powerful enough for good smoothie. I would buy this product again if i use it for anything that doesn’t involve ice crushing.
Definitely not the greatest blender in the world, but you get what you pay for. Just an average blender really. I still use it and like it though.
The only flaw is that high impact with concrete surfaces, say a drop off the top of the refrigerator, invariably proves fatal to the blending unit.
This blender is awesome to make my smothies and mixed drinks. Everybody loves the added bonus of the spout.
Makes a great smoothee but the cover’s knob is hard to grab with your fingers. Old style had a better grab to pull the lid off.
They sent me a new one a year later because i broke it from all the misuse.
I got this blender as a replacement for my old one that had broken. This blender is so easy to use; i’ve never had a problem with it not crushing ice evenly or frozen fruit like some other reviewers had stated. Typically, i’ll blend about a cup of almond milk, a banana, some frozen blueberries, kale, and ice to make a smoothie in the morning after i work out and my smoothies always come out evenly blended in a matter of a couple of minutes. The clean up is easy as well – you can either soak it in the sink (i use the dispenser when it’s filled with soap and water to flush out any food underneath the blades) or can put it in the dishwasher.I usually will let it soak in the sink first and then run it through the dishwasher and i’ve never had any problemsdefinitely worth the buy especially for the low price.
Works great and easy to clean. Spout is a great bonus and does not clog at all.
We had one like this a few years ago and my wife insisted on getting the same style dispenser spout. Makes a great smoothie and quickly too. Only issue i have had with it was the handle for the dispenser spout snapped off (the plastic nub that holds it in place). But hey the thing works great and the smoothies i make are a little to thick to go through anyway.
Love this blender no drip easy to clean not like the other one i had that constantly leaked out the back.
For the price this is what i expected- it is cheaply made and hard to clean but you get what you pay for.
99 before tax for like a monthworks great, didnt not leave no ice chunk in my smoothie , love it for the price , love it for the design too. Im definitely gonna recommend this to a friend. Well actually a friend of mine got one after she tasted my smoothie.
My 14yrs old son love to make his favorite shakes so this blends is very easy for him to use not risks. Just don’t forget to make sure the nozzle is not folded back all the way otherwise there will be a huge mess to clean. The nozzle needs to be strait up to avoid spillage.
I’m able to puree meats with water. I can make milkshakes but if the ice cream is too firm you have to wobble the blender as it blends to get good consistency. After a couple of minutes i am able to make a nice milkshake though even with cookies in it. I find it easiest to let my ice cream soften for about 5 minutes before starting. Does not work well for smoothies that include ice, but if you use soft frozen yogurt or shaved ice it does do well. Crushed ice is not fine enough. Bit of a pain to shave the ice before being able to put it in the blender. Obviously any seeds or fiber will also pose a problem. Overall it’s decent for simple and infrequent use.